Rated 1 out of 5 by Michelle Poorly executed style
I was so excited about this sweater - that is, before I received it. The quality of the wool was fine, but the leather on the pockets was thin. Also, as another reviewer commented, the pockets were awkwardly placed, making for an unflattering cut. Separately--and this is not J Crew's fault--I had hoped to be able to wear this sweater with leggings, but it is too short. These two problems, coupled with the jewel neck, made it unsuitable for my needs. Had this sweater been more of a tunic length, with better quality leather and better placed pockets or even leather insets in the side torso area, I would have kept it. Then again, that would be a different sweater. And one I would be willing to pay a little more for, because it would be worth it - hint hint J Crew buyers. Back it goes...
August 20, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bluesers Boxy and awkward
I liked the softness and feel of this sweater - the merino felt soft and not stiff - but the combination of the placement of the leather pockets and the boxy cut caused it to bubble out in an unflattering way. (The side-angle picture of the model shows this pretty well) Also, the hem kept rolling under, especially in the back, because of how boxy and large it is through the torso, which just increased the bubble effect.
August 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by debbie very cool- and comfy too
GREAT PIECE! a bit boxy so ordered xs vs. s and love it! Will wear this by itself & in the cooler weather, enjoy layering it over a button-up or long sleeve tee~ see this as a fall favorite and didn't want to miss out on it so bought now.
July 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jssusi A sweater with style
I love Jcrew styles, recently a bit too quirky, but this one is a keeper: bold and stylish.. First of all, this isn't a tunic, not an old fashioned grandpa type of sweater either, it's boxy, but I love they style it with short sleeves. The knit is beautiful, color shade is perfect for autumn/early winter, the pocket leather is what made it young and posh. Since the sweater is boxy, the balance can be paired with a pencil skirt, skinny jeans, even more so with the pointy toes pump. But again, this style won't suit all body types but it's a nice change from regular v-neck and tippi. Btw, the photo doesn't do justice, the color don't look at all like that, tone is much closer to the leather.
September 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beautyandkarma Timeless classic piece
When I saw this piece on the hanger, I wasn't impressed but the sales girl begged me to try it on. I had nothing to lose. OMG, I am 5'2" and size 12 this piece is so flattering to my body. It kind of reminds me of the 1960's sweater a little boxy yet very flattering, I tried it on with skinny pants or a black A line skirt. You will get noticed and looks like designer piece from Europe. BTW I ordered it in a Medium, I usually wear L or XL. It does run large.
September 4, 2014